The only institution of its kind in the world, this modest space explores high-rise buildings as objects of design, products of technology, real-estate investments, and places of work and residence. Recent exhibits have covered architectural fantasies of the early 20th century, and charted the progress of the new World Trade Center complex and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai—the massive cloud-buster is the world’s tallest building, as of January 2010.
The Skyscraper Museum
|Venue name:||The Skyscraper Museum||Contact:|
39 Battery Pl
|Cross street:||at 1st Pl|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z to Broad St; R to Whitehall St; 1 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green|
|Price:||$5, seniors and students $2.50, children under 12 free.|